Rodents can cause extensive damage and contamination to various household items such as food, clothing, furniture, and books through their droppings and urine. Their gnawing can damage doors, walls, insulation, and other structural components, and they may burrow through them as well. Utility pipes and electrical wiring are not safe from their gnawing either, which can result in fires, power outages, indoor flooding, and equipment failure.
Often these gnawing, scratching or other scuffling sounds are the first indicator for a homeowner they’re dealing with a rodent issue. Droppings in attic or basement storage areas are often another key sign that you may be dealing with a rodent infestation.
Homeowners should always be cautious in areas when evidence of rats or mice is found. Rats and mice are known carriers of diseases such as salmonellosis, which causes bacterial food poisoning when contaminated food is ingested. Other diseases transmitted by rodents include plague, murine typhus, rat-bite fever, rickettsialpox, and hantavirus. If you’re dealing with rats or mice in your home or business, we recommend contacting a professional for rodent control solutions immediately.
So if you’re dealing with a rodent infestation, it’s important to get in touch with Berner right away to schedule an inspection, consultation, and tailored solution. To gain further insights into eliminating rodents and safeguarding your home, reach out to us today.